I was given a gift voucher for my birthday so was unsure what to expect
Every course got better when I didnt think it could. The service was excellent, the wine we chose (of course it had to be on the menu in the first place) was excellent match to our dinner. We left feeling extremely happy and satisfied customers and we will definitely be returning.
We felt the food was over priced for what it was. I am vegetarian and while they had a vegetarian menu they couldn’t do a vegetarian set menu, they substituted one meal but most I could not eat.
Amazing food and great service, will be back soon!
Nicely priced tasting menu - servings are generous- so go hungry! Service felt a little rushed, the celebratory bottle of red we bought was not the year advertised on the menu nor were we offered the opportunity to taste before it was poured. However - a nice venue and good food. Would certainly go back for more.
Wonderful highly recommend, food great service is excellent.
I really enjoyed the Feed Me menu, my favourite dish by far was the dumplings. Ordered dessert to share. Very nice and enough for 2 if you’re not after a big dessert to yourself. Would go back but would need to be a special occasion due to the price.
We had the feast menu and loved everything. Service was also great.
The food was excellent and the service was good. The wine did seem a bit overpriced.
Excellent food, nouveau and innovative. Would recommend to anyone looking for a dining experience.
Food was delicious! Lived up to our expectations. Friendly staff and cozy setting.
Great ambience, impeccable service and ideal location. The food was a bit of a let down compared to previous visits. Nonetheless still in the top 3 in Wollongong. Highly recommended
Awesome food and fantastic service. Excellent overall and will definitely be back
Really gorgeous food, wine and service. We will definitely go back.
Fabulous. Well thought out. Everything was delightful
A great dinner experience. Food was amazing with great service.
Terrific fusion food with fresh ingredients used sensibly
Excellent vege menu too
Would recommend highly
Lovely! Fab food and service!
Great service and excellent food. Not sure why we hadn't been here before!
Service not upto the experience we were expecting. Meals were rushed out for a degustation, with plates not being collected before delivering the next dish. We had to ask for them to slow down, if we wanted to go to a Thai place that brought out everything at once we would of chosen to do that but instead were looking forward to a nice spaced out evening/experience. This is known to be a really nice dining restaurant and we've been really excited for a long time to dine here, so left dissapointed. The food whilst not bad, some dishes weren't a stand out. Not a fan of giving negative reviews and it wasn't all bad, just felt service was rushed, a little more attention to detail would go along way. Staff weren't rude, just inexperience for that level of dining? Maybe we expected too much. Presentation of food was nice. The King Fish & Duck dishes were my favourite.
We decidedto select the$75ph feed me set menu. It was a good choice. A nice blend of various tastes and foods complemented by a good red.
A good night out
Great degustation options. Even the young and skeptical members of our table enjoyed all the dishes. Kingfish was as always - amazing!
Just great we. Enjoyed everything and wil return in the near future with my friends and family I got a great birthday present as a $100 gift card
The food was outstanding. We had the Feed Me 1 menu and were completely satisfied. High quality, variety and well presented.
Consistent attentive service, pleasant atmosphere, and delicious, unique food.
Came in for my birthday dinner with friends. Food was incredible and We never waited too long for our meals. we chose the feed me package which was great as we didn’t have to choose anything, it all just came out.
Service was fantastic too and staff are informative and friendly. Will be going back again.
Meals alone are not big enough for the price. The quality is great but I would only recommend going for the feed me menu.
Vegetarian meals not sufficient enough alone.
Garden salad is literally just leaves. Not much of a salad.
I’m All for fine dining but was disappointed with meal sizes.
Loved every minute of our ‘Feed Me’ dining experience. The food was phenomenal, we’re still thinking about it 2 days later, and the staff were friendly and relaxed, making the whole experience a wonderful one! We will be coming back!
Fantastic fare on the "feed me" menu. Our waitress was amazing (and hilarious) and really looked after us as we had a night out to celebrate the end of our working year. We will be back and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Rookie to anyone dining in Wollongong.
The food was really delicious. A variety of unique flavours. Great service and excellent choice of meals in a nice cosy setting. Would highly recommend
Staff were friendly and informative. Food was unbelievable. We had a great night and will be back again!
The food at Rookie is absolutely delicious. we ad the Feed Me option so got to try lots of dishes. Love this place.
Our dinner experience was so memorable. The staff are so delightful (thanks Nicole and Nathan). The chefs were super accommodating to our dietary requests and the food was exceptional. Every single thing we ate was amazing and every mouthful was a flavour explosion in our mouths. Thanks for a super enjoyable experience. We’ll be back again soon! 🙂
Rookie is our favourite restaurant in Wollongong. We don’t get to do date night often but when we do we always head to Rookie. Change of menu this visit for the vegan feed me menu and it didn’t disappoint one bit.
Was slightly disappointed with the service on the second sitting, obviously the staff had been worked hard during the first sitting and had lost their motivation/energy.
Room temperature and noise was at elevated levels which reduced the ambience of the occasion.
First time at rookie eatery! Couldn’t fault the food, it was an amazing experience and will definitely go back.
Service was amazing, great food and drink selection. We had a tasting menu and everything was delicious! Portion sizes could be slightly bigger, but overall was very nice.
The food was decent, get the side of beans with your steak.
The staff were swepped off their feet. You can see they are trying to compete with Caveau across the road by explaining each dish + having strong tasting food, however it’s such a small space with lots of people and hard surfaces means that sound is amplified, the food has strong taste however this is mostly achieved with spices rather than delicate flavours and the waitress we had was not particularly personable (bordering obtuse).
Would I go back, yes. However I wouldn’t necessarily bring my family or wife for a pleasant meal unless we did takeaway and they didn’t mind the spice. Perhaps with friends who want to try something different.
You may be paying for the food, not necessarily an experience.
I’m retrospect, perhaps the waitress wasn’t impressed that I ordered for my wife, could have been a simple gender / equality thing. We will never know.
From a warm greeting as we walked in, to a farewell as we left, the whole experience was excellent. Super-professional service came from knowledgeable staff with utmost courtesy. The menu was mouth-watering and the food was delicious. The chef(s) did a fantastic job providing such beautiful food. This is a licensed restaurant with a wide range of top-quality beverages to choose from we chose a 2017 Rusden GSM which matched our food choices perfectly. We decided on one of the degustation menus and were delighted with our choice. We had several courses which had respectable pauses in between which was very welcome, allowing conversation to flourish. We were never rushed and did not feel rushed, only made to feel welcome. This is a very special restaurant which we would highly recommend and will revisit soon.
Food was amazing! The table waitresses were very helpful and friendly. Only downside was we all felt the food came out too quickly.. not enough time to savour flavours.. in fact last dish came out before we’d finished previous one! But overall terrific.
We had the vegetarian degustation menu and it was fantastic. Very friendly staff and food came out quickly
Rookie Eatery is rated 4.6 stars by 317 OpenTable diners.
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